by Robert Bicknell This has long been a problem for the USGA / R&A, but it’s not the average players making the complaint, nor is it the Tour professionals. Rolling back the ball seems more like a solution in search of a problem than anything else. When queried, the overwhelming response by the average recreational player in general is that they are happy with things the way they are and the USGA / R&A should leave it the hell alone. In a recent study, MyGolfSpy asked players a lot of questions and the overwhelming answer was what was just reported above. In fact, what surprised me was that most players attributed to increased distance to “improved fitness” as well as “improved techniques” rather than equipment modifications and that got me to thinking… which is dangerous. As I have mentioned in previous columns, I will use my own experiences for reference… First of all, I am now 60-years old, and when I was young (read: 16-26 … [Read more...] about Does the golf ball go too far?
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NABEUL — Flash floods in Tunisia’s Cap Bon peninsula have killed at least five people, authorities said on Sunday, as surging waters caused by heavy rains carried away homes, cars and chunks of road. Saturday’s storm caused water levels in some areas to rise as much as 1.7 metres, as bridges and roads were damaged in record rains that dropped the equivalent of nearly six months of average precipitation. In most places, water levels had begun falling quickly, the interior ministry said, adding however that the death toll had risen to five after a teenager was electrocuted on Sunday in Bou Argoub, 45 kilometres southeast of Algiers. Ministry spokesman Sofiene Zaag also said a 60-year-old man had drowned near the town of Takilsa and another man was found dead in Bir Bouregba, close to the town of Hammamet. Two sisters were swept away as they left work at a factory in Bou Argoub, the ministry said. "They were trying to cross rising wadi waters to get back home," … [Read more...] about Five killed in torrential Tunisia rains
Viet Nam News BÌNH ĐỊNH — At 1am, when most people are sleeping, a small corner near the Quy Nhơn Seaport in Hải Cảng Ward, Quy Nhơn City in the central province of Bình Định, is bustling. Ships arrive with their holds full of fish and shrimps and a distinct fishy smell. This smell is familiar for people who steam fish. They live with, eat with, sleep with and reek of the fishy smell. Lots of fished is steamed after being caught as a preliminary process before being sold. The fish steaming workshop of Nguyễn Thị Chua, 63, is in a small and long alley. The closer one gets to the workshop, the stronger the fishy smell becomes. The workshop is about 30sq.m and is full with different kinds of fish such as anchovy, scad, tuna and cuttlefish. Huge steaming stoves are placed on high heat cookers. The smell of fish and stove mixing together is a challenge for anyone coming here for the first time. Despite the bad … [Read more...] about Love amongst steaming, stinky fish in Quy Nhơn
Every morning at 6:30 a.m., Le Thi Thinh, 81, gets up at a knock at her door. “Get up Mom, it’s time for school,” her son says. Thinh's children have been teasing her like this to make her trip to the nursing home more exciting. After breakfast, she gets dressed, grabs her hat and mobile phone, and is helped to walk to a waiting car. After a 10 minute journey she arrives at “school,” which is two kilometers (1.4 miles) away. Thinh and her friends often refer to the nursing home as “school” or “hotel.” Le Thi Thinh, 81, stays at a nursing home in Hanoi's Ha Dong District when her children are at work. Photo by VnExpress/Dien Hong The home was built five years ago in an urban area in Hanoi’s Ha Dong District. Thinh spends the day there with eight others. She has her lunch and takes a bath at the home before her children collect her at 4 p.m. Given her daily routine, it is no surprise that her three-year-old grandchild … [Read more...] about Elderly Vietnamese turn to nursing homes for companionship and healthcare
Twenty-seven more communes and wards this year join family medical practice A health staff member takes blood for testing at An Hòa ward health station in Cần Thơ City’s Ninh Kiều District. Source http://soytecantho.vn The Department of Health in the Mekong Delta city of Cần Thơ this year plans to expand a model of family medical practice clinics to 27 more communes and wards. Family medical practice clinics aim to provide comprehensive and continuous health care services to each local individual and family in order to reduce overcrowding of patients at city or central-level hospitals. These clinics are located at health stations in communes and wards. Each commune or ward has one health station. Cần Thơ aims to equip more than 80 per cent of its 85 health stations with these clinics by 2020. According to Dr Bùi Thị Lệ Phi, the department’s head, the city now has 18 commune-based health stations with family … [Read more...] about Social News 5/4 (Hourly Updated)